Digipen Game Development Academy

Digipen Institute of Technology is a leader in education and research in computer interactive technologies.

WHAT ARE OCCUPATIONS IN THE GAME DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY?

  • this academy explores various areas of the game development industry, including: software developer, concept artist, designer, software engineer, script writer, animator, 2D & 3D modeller
  • focused study on game design, animation, computer science, sound design and computer engineering

WHAT DO I NEED TO START?

  • entering grade 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12
  • interest in computer science, systems
  • aptitude for working with computers, software and electronics
  • interest in creative aspects of game design, artwork and story
  • math skills are an asset

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • foundational skills in computer science and programming leading to game development
  • blended in-class and online instruction from DigiPen Institute of Technology
  • build connections with local industry through instruction, events and mentorship
  • coding experience using programs such as Zero Engine

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?

  • Cariboo Hill Secondary School
  • this is taken as a double-blocked elective, taken in either the morning or afternoon

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • for Cariboo Hill students, select DigiPen Gaming Academy in course selection
  • for students attending another school: please complete a cross-district enrolment application to Cariboo Hill Secondary specifying that you’d like to enrol in the DigiPen Gaming Academy

DigiPen Institute of Technology is a leader in education and research in computer interactive technologies.

BC is an international digital entertainment centre for app design and game production.

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For more information,
Contact your School Career Advisor
or email CareerEducation@burnabyschools.ca